Dr Nadine Abelson-Mitchell
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Dr Nadine Abelson-Mitchell

Associate Professor (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)

Role

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in School of Nursing and Midwifery with key focus on undergraduate and postgraduate education. I am also actively involved in teaching, research, neuroscience rehabilitation and consultancy.  I am the Co-ordinator for PALS on Plymouth campus. I am also the Lead for Personal tutors in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am part of the PDT team for North Devon. My practice areas include Derriford Hospital and LiveWell SouthWest.Until recently I was an Honorary Nurse Consultant to Plym Neurorehabilitation Unit, Plymouth Community Health Care.

I have recently published a book on the management of patients with head injuries that contains information of relevance to the community, health professionals, patients, families and solicitors. 

Qualifications

AREA of SPECIALISATION

Nursing education

Curriculum development

Inter-professional postgraduate education

Neurosciences

Neuroscience rehabilitation

Advanced Health Care Practice
Research

ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

2002 Diploma in Nursing Education (Witwatersrand 1976);Recorded with NMC

1994 Diploma in Nursing Administration.(UNISA)

University of South Africa.

1987 Doctor of Philosophy (Witwatersrand).

Titled: 'The Comprehensive Care of the Moderate and Severely Head Injured Patient'.

The research includes 5 areas: Epidemiology of head injuries; Quality assurance; Recovery post-head injury; Rehabilitation resources nationally and internationally; An assessment of Neuroscience/Rehabilitation Knowledge.

1979 Certificate in Neuromedical and Neurosurgical Nursing. Midland Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

1977 Diploma in Nursing Education (Witwatersrand);

Registered Tutor.

Registered: South African Nursing Council

Recorded: UKCC

1976 Diploma in Intensive Nursing.

Johannesburg General Hospital.

Registered: South African Nursing Council

1974 Diploma in Midwifery (Witwatersrand);

Registered Midwife.

Registered: South African Nursing Council

1973 B.Sc (Nursing) (Witwatersrand);

Professional membership

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, USA

NANDA - I

Royal College of Nursing

Roles on external bodies

Trustee, HEADWAY, Plymouth

Teaching interests

I am involved in teaching related to:

Postgraduate education

Education in practice

Neurosciences, particularly brain and spinal injury

Rehabilitation

Aspects of Intensive Care/High Dependency Care
Adult nursing
Research

Staff serving as external examiners

Completed term as External Examiner at

 University of Dundee

University of Sheffield

Research interests

My research interests include:

Postgraduate education

Epidemiology of neuroscience conditions, particularly brain injury.

Primary, secondary and tertiary management of clients with brain injury.

Neuroscience rehabilitation, particularly brain and spinal injury and stroke. 

Older people

Long term conditions

Other research

I am currently involved in the following research/development projects:

 

PALS in Practice

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

I have successfully supervised Masters level and PhD students to completion.

Grants & contracts

 

2005. The Involvement of Family Carers in Discharge Planning for Older Patients Following Hospitalisation: An Exploratory Study. (Abelson-Mitchell, Hennessy, Jones, Hyde) RDSU Exeter. (£2,500.00)
2005 Contributor to successful CETL bid grant for ‘Placement Learning in Health and Social Care' announced 27 January 2005. (£4.5 million). Ongoing.

2004 NHSW SW Region Investment Programme for project: The learning journey( Abelson-Mitchell N & Foxall P).(£10,000.00). NHSU. Completed 2006

2001 Education after Brain Injury Project . Abelson-Mitchell N; Watkins, M; Waring, A; Spring D; McMullen, M).          ESF (European Social Fund)(Objective 3)

Grant awarded: £114,276. Completed July 2003.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Abelson-Mitchell NM 2008 'Epidemiology and prevention of head injuries: literature review' Journal of Clinical Nursing 17, (1) 46-57
Abelson-Mitchell NM & Borlase J 2008 'User perception of the Knowledge Underpinning Practice Orientation Dial (KUPOD) as a tool to enhance learning' Nurse Education in Practice 8, (1) 9-19
Borlase J & Abelson-Mitchell N 2008 'User perceptions of the knowledge underpinning practice orientation dial (KUPOD) as a tool to enhance learning' Nurse Education in Practice 8, (1) 9-19 , DOI
Kelsey J, Abelson-Mitchell N & Skirton H 2007 'Perceptions of young people about decision making in the acute healthcare environment' Paediatric Nursing 19, (6) 14-18 , DOI
Abelson-Mitchell NM & Kelsey J 2007 'Adolescent Communication: perceptions and beliefs' Journal of Children's and Young People's Nursing 1, (1) 42-49
Abelson-Mitchell NM 2007 'Epidemiology and prevention of head injuries: literature review' Journal of Clinical Nursing , DOI
Jenkin A, Abelson-Mitchell NM & Cooper S 2007 'Patient handover: Time for change?' Accident and Emergency Nursing 15, 141-147
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Kelsey J & Skirton H 2007 'Perceptions of young people about decision-making in the acute health care environment' Paediatric Nursing 19, (6) 14-18
Abelson-Mitchell N 2006 'A model for rehabilitation in the community: A client-needs approach' British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2(3), 116-123
Williamson GR, Webb C, belson-Mitchell N & Cooper S 2006 'Change on the horizon: issues and concerns of neophyte advanced healthcare practitioners' Journal of Clinical Nursing 15, (9) 1091-1098
Abelson-Mitchell N & Watkins MJ 2006 'Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: A survey of clients' needs and service provision in one English region' British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2,6,, 295-304
Williamson GR, Webb C & Abelson-Mitchell N 2004 'Developing Lecturer Practitioner roles using action research' Journal of Advanced Nursing 47, (2) 153-164
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1998 'Safe Lifting' Professional Nursing Today 2, (1) 34-38
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1997 'A strategy for rehabilitation- a nursing perspective' Professional Nursing Today 1, (3)
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1997 'Spinal injury-case study' Professional Nursing Today 1, (4) 39-40
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1997 'The development of home stimulation programmes for neurologically disabled clients' Professional Nursing Today 5, (1)
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1997 'The medico-legal nursing forum' Professional Nursing Today 1, (4)
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1997 'The pathophysiology of raised intracranial pressure' Professional Nursing Today 1, (4) 10-11
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1987 'Protocols for the managemnet of patients with head injuries. Part IV' Nursing RSA 2, (9) 39-40
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1987 'Protocols of care for the management of head injured patients. Part I' Nursing RSA 2, (6) 22-23
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1987 'The management of patients with head injuries. Part II' Nursing RSA 2, (7) 43-45
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1987 'The management of patients with head injuries. Part III' Nursing RSA 2, (8) 38-39
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1982 'Observation of the neurosurgical patient' Curationis 5, (3) 32-37
Books
Abelson-Mitchell N 2013 Neurotrauma. Wiley-Blackwell
Chapters
Abelson-Mitchell NM 2009 'Oxford Hb Of Neuroscience Nursing :Pb' in Woodward S; Waterhouse C Oxford Hb Of Neuroscience Nursing :Pb Oxford University Press, USA 389-431
Reports
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Mitchell J, Waring J, Spring D, McMullen M & Watkins M 2005 Education After Brain Injury Project Report: Audit of Education Providers. University of Plymouth
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Mitchell J, Waring A, Spring D, McMullen M & Watkins M 2005 Education After Brain Injury Project Report: Audit of Service Providers. University of Plymouth
Abelson-Mitchell NM, Waring A, Watkins M, Spring D & Butcher C 2004 Education After Brain Injury Project Report: Development of an Assessment Tool for People who have had a Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Carers. University of Plymouth
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1994 An investigation into the concept 'School of Nursing' as applied in The United Kingdom and Israel. Department of Nursing Education, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1994 An investigation of in-patient rehabilitation resources in The United Kingdom and Israel. National Road Accident Fund, Pretoria, South Africa.
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1994 An investigation of in-patient rehabilitation resources in The United Kingdom and Israel. Department of Nursing Education, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa
Abelson-Mitchell NM 1978 Organisational structure of Klinikum Grosshabern Munich. Germany. Johannesburg General Hospital, Johannesburg.

Other academic activities

Invited to contribute chapter on Neurorehabilitation to Oxford Handbook of Neurological Nursing

Preparing book on Neurotrauma for publication by Blackwell.

Produced NHSU funded web based Master's preparedness programme entitled: 'The learning journey'

Additional information


CONSULTANCY

2005             Honorary Nurse Consultant, Plym Neurorehabilitation Unit ,Plymouth CICC.

 

2002-2004/2005 Nurse consultant. Craegmoor Health-Rosehill Rehabilitation Unit, Torbay. Devon

 

1987 - 1999 Established private practice, initially part-time and then full-time, that included:

                    Management consultant:

                    Strategic planning; Financial planning; Networking.

                    Educational consultant.

                    Research consultant.

                    Rehabilitation consultant:

                    Organise community based/Home based rehabilitation programmes.

                    Medico-legal consultant:

                    Hospital litigation; Motor vehicle accident claims;

                    Expert witness/ adviser for neurologically impaired clients.

                    Opened private home rehabilitation practice:

1998 - 1999 Rehabilitation consultant   The Brenthurst Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine. Gauteng. South Africa.

1998            Momentum Health Smart Choices. Meditel - 24 hour telephonic health line.

1997            South African National Tuberculosis Association. East Rand.

1994 - 1998 Consultant, Emergency Trauma Society. South Africa.

1992 - 1996 Nurse Consultant to the Trauma Unit, Johannesburg Hospital

1989 1991   Neuro nurse consultant, Princess Nursing Home.

1990             Listed Post Basic Course in Neuroscience Nursing with S. A. N. C.

1989 1990   Lecturer, Post-basic Neuroscience course, Princess Nursing Home.

1982 1990  Part time consultant, Sandton Clinic.

1983 - 1990 Honorary Nurse Consultant, HEADWAY.

1983 - 1999 Rehabilitation consultant for neurologically disabled on voluntary basis.